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Old 12-16-2013, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Mt. Lebanon
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Yes I do have a couple of items (jeans and skirt). I fit in them on and off - as my weights fluctuates. I keep them for the sole purpose of reminding myself what my ideal weight is.
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:29 PM
 
Location: West Madison^WMHT
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I'm a guy. I still own (and wear) T-shirts from my high school years. If anything, some of the old band tour shirts are more stylish now than when new.

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. There are some hoodies and a pair of shoes or two that are holdouts that haven't been tossed out. I almost feel like they are mementos of the past and while I'm not sentimental about stuff I leave behind whenever I move, I'm still reminded of the time I spend when I wore them.
I might have a hoodie from back in college, but shoes and jackets tend to wear out quickly with winter use (I blame the salt), and lose their utility when they are no longer wind/water resistant.

I don't have any footwear older than about 5 years, though I've been wearing the same size for decades.
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:52 PM
 
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I have a few items from the '70's I just couldn't part with. My prom dress a friend made, wild black and white op art flowers with an empire waisted doubled breasted collar and belt with a full skirt. An Edwardian mini dress with puffed sleeves like the Seinfeld puffy shirt episode. Wood platform shoes.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:02 PM
 
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I have a bunch, almost all are band t-shirts. I don't wear them anymore, but I can't get rid of them.
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:04 PM
 
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I looked in my closet and reflected on how long ago it seemed like I first went to live on my own in college and the stuff I had when I graduated (even though it really wasn't that long ago, it feels like it).

I'm in my late 20s now, and only a few items are really left from those years. There are some hoodies and a pair of shoes or two that are holdouts that haven't been tossed out. I almost feel like they are mementos of the past and while I'm not sentimental about stuff I leave behind whenever I move, I'm still reminded of the time I spend when I wore them.
I have a few sports wear items from college, sweat shirts and a track jacket. But I'm so far from 20, that I only wear those things if I go to a rare football game. In general, I'm not that sentimental about old clothes, I like to wear what is of the decade and not look like I'm tragically stuck in the past.
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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Heck, yeah-the older the clothing is, the more soft & comfy it feels to me.
Still have many t-shirts (and a few long-sleeved tops) from my late teens/early 20's.
I'm 40, and my size is about the same as it was 20-25 yrs. ago, so I can wear these items.
I don't like the scolding notion that just because I'm no longer "young", I "shouldn't" wear tie-dyes, if that is my wont.
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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I have clothes from 25 years ago that I still wear. I bought quality stuff and it still washes and wears.

I learned this from wealthy older guys. They told me not to bother with cheap quality clothes as I would never get my money out of them. They were right. I still have a stack of old Levis I wear - always get the cardboard stiff dark blue varieties - and some are 20 years old. I have lots of clothes I could toss just to do so but I wear them all during the year. The shoes I am wearing at present are going on 9 years old and probably the most comfortable I have owned. They were $145 new and way more comfortable than the pair just like them I got 4 years ago. They are a slip on shoe meant for dressing up - I wear them while working on my car.

I'm 56. Fashion is all in vain. You learn that in time.
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:24 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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nothing from High school should still fit

most people keep growing into their mid to late 20's

my high school build is a kid's build
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Oh, heck, I have some stuff of my mom's from when she was in high school ...
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:00 PM
 
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I have a few, because they were from plays in high school, clubs, etc with my name. Not much else. Nothing lasted that long! They weren't really cheap, but certainly haven't held up. They are circa 1994... high school. I do have a lot from late 90's/2000, shirts. Pants never last that long. I don't go cheap-cheap, but I don't spend $100+ on thingsl
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